Blogmatics: The Existence Of God


This is the first part of a new series I’m calling Blogmatics. It’s an attempt on my part to lay out as best I can in as brief a manner as I can all the theological assumptions behind my blog posts.   Why? Is there any question more fundamental to the human condition? It begins when we’re children with simple, often easily answerable questions like “Why...
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Bono Calls Jesus ‘The Son of God’ In New Interview, Christians Everywhere Prepare To Freak Out

Tomorrow I'll be starting my Blogmatics series, but today I thought I'd due my Christian duty and warn you that the internet is likely to shut down sometime in the next few days. How do I know that? Because Bono said something about Jesus. But not just any something. Bono called Jesus 'the Son of God' in a new interview with Focus on the Family. And if history tells us anything, it's that Christians everywhere...
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The Worst Easter Ever


In March of last year my wife, Kim, opened up a letter that would shape our lives for the next four years. It was “Match Day” and along with thousands of other medical students across the country she was finding out which residency program she had matched with. To our great surprise, we discovered we be moving from Tennessee to Connecticut. Around this...
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New Series: Blogmatics


What I Want To Do

I want to attempt the impossible. I want to try to combine the orderly, coherent accounting of systematic theology with the style, structure, and limitations of the blog post. I'm calling it "blogmatics." It will be series of blog posts addressing, dissecting, and articulating the core doctrines of the Christian faith. Now, I am under no illusions that this...
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Pastor: Fix My Helicopter And God Will Give You A Car

First things first. This is a bit convoluted, but I want to give credit where credit is due. I initially came across this story over at Christian Nightmares, then read about it at Joe.My.God., before finally seeing the actual letter (seen below) at The Smoking Section. Ok, now that we've got the formalities out of the way. Are you kidding?! I've seem some ridiculous, absurd, and disgusting uses of the so-called prosperity gospel before, but this...
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Westboro Baptist Has A New Target: Little Girls & Their Lemonade Stands

I think we would all agree that there are few groups of people on earth that are more un-Christlike, heinous, callous, thoughtless, and despicable than Westboro Baptist "Church." Protesting funerals will get you that sort of reputation. But apparently Fred Phelps and company aren't satisfied with being one of the most un-Christlike, heinous, callous, thoughtless, despicable group of people on earth. They want the top spot all to themselves. How do you possibly do that? By picking on 5 year...
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Jesus Is The Man Of Steel?

supermanjesus This weekend I went to see Man of Steel. I liked it. Didn’t love it. Actually, I was kind of disappointed. Going in, I heard over and over again about how much Jesus imagery there was in the movie. So, naturally, being an ordained minister, I prepared myself to lead the audience in an altar call following the movie. Unfortunately, Man of Steel didn’t turn out to be...
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A Deeper Story: ‘Stephen Colbert Is Ruining America’

As many of you know, I started writing a monthly faith and politics column called Church & State for the folks over at A Deeper Story. This month I'm talking about how Stephen Colbert is ruining America. You read that right. Check out the preview below, then click through to read the rest of the post to find out how he's doing it.

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Do you remember...
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